Arthur recently contacted me regarding my post on the Plight of the Disadvantaged Two-Parent Child. He said he loved my coined term "parentally disadvantaged" and wanted to use it in a future column, which he has in fact done with his usual tongue-in-cheek flair.
I enjoyed this part:
The lower court dismissed her application. While sympathetic to the lesbian partner's plight, the judge came up with the silly notion that judges are supposed to interpret the law and not legislate.
The decision was reversed on appeal. The Court of Appeal found that the CLRA was outdated. Having come into force in the 1970s after a study by the Law Reform Commission of Ontario, the Act just didn't take today's realities into account (these realities being no doubt that when it comes to families, anything goes).
His January 9 column talks about the pitfalls of multiculturalism - The Liberals' "Secret Agenda".
This column is more serious but still relentlessly sardonic:
Canada should not be thought of as a real country because it was founded by that segment of society that it is perfectly permissible to discriminate against -- white males. We should play down the fact that we are a country because it will inevitably lead to tribalism. The Liberals are on a course to destroy whatever is left of our collective identity and culture by replacing it with multiculturalism where our culture consists of everyone else's culture (except that of Canadians).
I agree with Arthur. We are so busy trying not to offend and be politically correct, that we have lost any notion of who we are as a collective entity. We are a nation of solitudes.